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Liberia: Coach Keita Calls up 25 Local Players Ahead of South Africa’s Game

Ansu Keita, the newly appointed head coach of Liberia’s senior men’s national football team, has called up 25 local-based players to start prepping for the two-game series against South Africa in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers that will take place next month.

Liberia are due to host South Africa before traveling away for the return leg in South Africa. The eligibility of the SKD sports stadium to host the first leg in Liberia is still uncertain.

In a statement issued by the Liberia Football Association, Keita stated that the training is a component of his plan to get ready for the South Africans’ back-to-back qualifiers in March.

According to him, the list could change at any time depending on how the players perform during the training period.

Keita was hired on a two-year contract with the mandate of developing a young national team that would be eligible to compete in the 2025 AFCON, 2023 AFCON, and 2025 AFCON. 

Full List:

Goalkeepers: Tommy Songo (LISCR FC), Emmanuel Denneah (Bea Mountain) and Derrick Julu (Watanga FC)

Defenders: Alexander Curtis and Henry Sakama (Watanga FC); Hamed Fofana (Gardnersville FC), George Wallace (LPRC Oilers), Nelson Laomine (Mighty Enforcers), Darius Karr (LISCR FC) and Prince Nagbo (Nimba Kwado) 

Midfielders: Yaya Bility, Kertu Jerbo and John Jaysay (Bea Mountain); Morris Konneh and Sean Barry (Heaven Eleven); Farsedu Logan and Sheick Sesay (Watanga FC); Christopher Sergbeh (LISCR FC), Sidiki Kromah (Invincible Eleven), Darius Johnson (Freeport FC), Arku Morris (Muscat FC) and Abu Kindness Cole (Mighty Barrolle)

Forwards: Jeremiah Johnson (Invincible Eleven), Christopher Jackson (LISCR FC) and Gibson Freeman (Cece United)

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